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 | June 16, 2020| online |7:30pm Board meeting | | June 16, 2020| online |7:30pm Board meeting |
-| **July 14, 2020** | ONLINE | Tools Computer Care and Learning uses to manage customer data, password, billing and more|Adam Frost|Whatsitallabout: Join us as we discuss vital and useful tools for running a business such as a computer support business.  We'll discuss the use and new features in KeePass for managing your and your customer passwords; creating and using batch files for backup; the Organizers Database; using an Alphasmart for keeping your notes organized, and using Excel (or LibreOffice Spreadsheet) for tracking and organizing customer task lists and billing. Participants will be encouraged to contribute the methods they use for running their practices.  We expect you to have a lot of questions as you seek the best ways to improve your processes!\\ Also -- unless you're living on a remote island in the Pacific (lucky you), you have been affected by Covid-19.  Let's discuss how this has affected you and your business, and how you handle Covid-19 issues, concerns, and the isolation.|Adam Frost is president of BNUG and works as the coordinator of Computer Care and Learning, an educationally-oriented computer-helping company. While some of our colleagues and competitors encourage the “outsourcing” of all computer care to them, we encourage our customers to get to know their computers and train their staff in computer care. We find this helps our customers develop deep skills in computer use as a key part of business strategy and action.\\ Computer Care and Learning has a longstanding internship program, where we train people to be skilled computer helpers, and we also help run the “Get Connected!” clinic, which provides refurbished computers to customers with low and moderate incomes.\\ To learn more, come to the meeting, call Adam's company at 617-522-1049, or email adamfrost@computerCareandLearning.com|+| **July 14, 2020** | ONLINE |Tools for Your Business|Adam Frost|Whatsitallabout: Join us as we discuss vital and useful tools for running a business such as a computer support business.  We'll discuss the use and new features in KeePass for managing your and your customer passwords; creating and using batch files for backup; the Organizers Database; using an Alphasmart for keeping your notes organized, and using Excel (or LibreOffice Spreadsheet) for tracking and organizing customer task lists and billing. Participants will be encouraged to contribute the methods they use for running their practices.  We expect you to have a lot of questions as you seek the best ways to improve your processes!\\ Also -- unless you're living on a remote island in the Pacific (lucky you), you have been affected by Covid-19.  Let's discuss how this has affected you and your business, and how you handle Covid-19 issues, concerns, and the isolation.|Adam Frost is president of BNUG and works as the coordinator of Computer Care and Learning, an educationally-oriented computer-helping company. While some of our colleagues and competitors encourage the “outsourcing” of all computer care to them, we encourage our customers to get to know their computers and train their staff in computer care. We find this helps our customers develop deep skills in computer use as a key part of business strategy and action.\\ Computer Care and Learning has a longstanding internship program, where we train people to be skilled computer helpers, and we also help run the “Get Connected!” clinic, which provides refurbished computers to customers with low and moderate incomes.\\ To learn more, come to the meeting, call Adam's company at 617-522-1049, or email adamfrost@computerCareandLearning.com|
 | July 21, 2020| online |board meeting| | July 21, 2020| online |board meeting|
 | **August 4, 2020**| ONLINE | The Basics of Business Bookkeeping|Martin Kadansky|Join the meeting to get a brief overview of business bookkeeping, including:\\ - Why you would hire a bookkeeper (separate from an accountant) for your business,\\ - What to expect, and\\ - Some of the nuts and bolts (plus some tips and techniques) of using bookkeeping software.|Martin has over 20 years of experience as a computer consultant, helping clients learn to use their Macintosh and Windows computers better. He also provides bookkeeping services to a number of self-employed clients who run service-oriented businesses. Prior to starting Kadansky Consulting in 1998, Martin had a successful 20-year career as a software engineer.| | **August 4, 2020**| ONLINE | The Basics of Business Bookkeeping|Martin Kadansky|Join the meeting to get a brief overview of business bookkeeping, including:\\ - Why you would hire a bookkeeper (separate from an accountant) for your business,\\ - What to expect, and\\ - Some of the nuts and bolts (plus some tips and techniques) of using bookkeeping software.|Martin has over 20 years of experience as a computer consultant, helping clients learn to use their Macintosh and Windows computers better. He also provides bookkeeping services to a number of self-employed clients who run service-oriented businesses. Prior to starting Kadansky Consulting in 1998, Martin had a successful 20-year career as a software engineer.|
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